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Published on 05 September 2019

Fair and balanced: a new and innovative approach to parking

Balancing the needs of car owners and drivers while ensuring public spaces are people-friendly can be challenging.

At a Council Meeting on Tuesday 3 September, Council endorsed a draft Parking Policy for community feedback.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Jamie Hyams said the release of the draft Policy will start a conversation about how Council manages parking spaces more to ensure we’re making the best use of our limited public space.

“The draft Parking Policy details our innovative approaches to benefit the whole community, including exploring smarter systems for off-street parking in our busy centres to help people find a parking place quicker and easier, encouraging people to park in their own properties rather than in the street through new charges for some permits and issuing $100 Myki cards to those households which are eligible for parking permits, but forgo them,” he said.

“Other proposed approaches in the draft Parking Policy include: introducing new types of parking permits for: households with visiting carers; groups (to cover events and occasions); unique cases so that different circumstances are catered for; and allocation of parking spaces in our busy centres for seniors and people with prams, to better meet the needs of the community.”

Consultation on the draft Parking Policy is open until Monday 4 November 2019.

For further information and to provide feedback, visit www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/keeping-glen-eira-moving

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